A disgraced FDNY EMT, facing criminal charges after allegedly ignoring a pregnant woman while she was having a fatal asthma attack in a Brooklyn cafe, is in hot water again.
Melisa Jackson, 25, was arrested on Monday on shoplifting charges after she allegedly swiped $49 worth of cosmetics off the shelf of a Walmart store in Westbury, in Nassau County, police said. Jackson was charged with petit larceny and released, said police officials. She is due back in court in March 1.
Jackson, who lives in Queens, was off-duty at the time. She was suspended for 30 days without pay immediately following her arrest, said a FDNY spokesman.
Jackson still faces criminal charges of official misconduct in Brooklyn Criminal Court stemming from an incident in December, 2009 when she and boyfriend, fellow EMT Jason Green allegedly ignored Eutisha Rennix, 25, a worker at an Au Bon Pan cafe, while she was having a fatal asthma attack.
The pair, who were on a break, called a fire dispatcher for an ambulance but provided no assistance and left before help arrived, prosecutors allege
Rennix later died along with her premature baby.
Green, 32 was shot dead in July after an argument over a parking spot near a lower Manhattan nightclub